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o'clock; time; when; hour; season; period
 
substitute; replace; generation; dynasty; geological era; era; age; period
trad. (時代)
simp. (时代)

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NounEdit

時代

  1. times; age; epoch; era; period of time (in history)
    大眾旅遊時代 / 大众旅游时代  ―  dàzhòng lǚyóu shídài  ―  age of mass tourism
    一個時代產物 / 一个时代产物  ―  yīge shídài de chǎnwù  ―  a product of an era
    時代氣息 / 时代气息  ―  shídài qìxī  ―  spirit of the times
    禮樂時代 / 礼乐时代  ―  lǐyuè shídài  ―  age of rites and music (i.e. the Zhou dynasty, especially Western Zhou)
    傳說時代 / 传说时代  ―  chuánshuō shídài  ―  legendary period
    落後時代 / 落后时代  ―  luòhòu yú shídài  ―  to be behind the times
    一個看臉時代 [MSC, trad.]
    一个看脸时代 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè shì yīge kànliǎn de shídài. [Pinyin]
    This is a face-judging era.
  2. period of time in one's life
    少年時代 / 少年时代  ―  shàonián shídài  ―  early youth
    學生時代 / 学生时代  ―  xuéshēng shídài  ―  student days

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Sino-Xenic (時代):

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
だい
Grade: 3
on’yomi

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時代 (hiragana じだい, rōmaji jidai)

  1. age, era, period (of time)
    • 1907, 夏目漱石, 野分:
      徳川政府 (とくがわせいふ)時代 (じだい)じゃあるまいし」と ()った。
      Tokugawa seifu no jidai ja aru mai shi” to itta.
      "This isn't the Tokugawa era, after all" he said.
  2. the times, spirit of the age
    • 1909, 夏目漱石, 永日小品:
      これも時代 (じだい)のせいだろう。
      Kore mo jidai no sei darō.
      It's another example of the times we live in.
  3. antiquity
  4. a time in one's life, one's days (in college etc.)
    • 1908, 夏目漱石, 坑夫:
      青年 (せいねん) (じょう)時代 (じだい)だ。
      Seinen wa jō no jidai da.
      Youth is a passionate time in one's life.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

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Hanja in this term

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時代 (sidae) (hangeul 시대)

  1. Hanja form? of 시대 (age, era, period (of time)).

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時代

  1. Hán tự form of thời đại (age, era, period (of time)).